Online Dating


Being aware of your online safety is important in protecting yourself.

Young Adults

A majority of Americans now say online dating is a way good way to meet people. But, being aware of your online safety is important in protecting yourself. Sharing your life on online dating websites is like letting a stranger into your life. Use online dating website and mobile apps smartly because you never know who is on the other side of screen.

Popular mobile dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and OkCupid let you match up with people in your area and are very popular among young adults. Although these apps can be great ways to meet people, understanding how to properly protect yourself while online dating is important to staying safe.

 

Fact:

1 in 5 young adults use mobile dating apps.

Tips to stay safe while dating online:
1. Avoid giving out contact information (phone number, addresses, etc).
2. Remain anonymous until you feel comfortable.
2. Watch out for red flags like fake profile pictures.
3. If you meet up in person, meet in a public place.
4. Never send money if asked.